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Thus, the return of Chilwell will enable Pochettino to play a traditional back-four with Colwill in central defence alongside Thiago Silva or Axel Disasi. However, if the ex-Tottenham manager persists with playing the defender in a more attacking role then one would expect Chelsea to start finding their form given that the system was the centre of the team’s focus after his arrival.

Speaking earlier this season, Pochettino went as far as saying that Chilwell and fellow fullback Reece James are two of the best in the business. He said: “If the question is ‘do we miss them?’ Of course. Reece is a top player and (Chilwell) also. When they’re at their best, they are the best full-backs in the world.

“But all teams when they miss important players are affected (in their) performance. Why did we not sign another Ben Chilwell and another Reece James? Because there’s only one Reece James and one Ben Chilwell.”

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